private property. change, though, comes at a price. more than 1 million state workers are due to lose their jobs and subsidies such as cheap food on the ration card will be fazed out. by now there are tens of thousands of small private businesses like this one springing up all over the island and before long people here will be allowed to buy and sell their homes and cars, but these are not chinese style free market reforms. in cuba, most of the economy will remain in state's hands. as president, raul castro is trying to engineer a gradual change. at 80 years old, time may not be on his side. bbc news, havana. >> that brings us to the end of today's broadcast. i'm jane o'brien. for all of us at "bbc world news america," thanks for watching and have a very good weekend.